The Irish… Maybe They're Good For Something After All

Well apart from gratuitous drinking and wearing green that is.

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The Top 10 Great Inventions From Ireland [infographic]
If I were to tell you one place spawned the creation of color photography, chocolate milk, and soda, I don't know how likely you would be to guess Ireland. But that's the place.

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16 thoughts on “The Irish… Maybe They're Good For Something After All

  1. April 4, 2012 at 14:27

    Guinness?? No!

  2. April 4, 2012 at 14:33

    Yeah.. it does stretch the credibility of the title a bit doesn't it?

  3. April 4, 2012 at 14:53

    Evidently, accurate math was not one of the inventions… the "atomic bomb" graphic represents 800,000 volts, not the alleged 600,000. Good thing there were a few other physicists in on the project.

  4. April 4, 2012 at 15:17

    I still say "The Turtle" (1770s) counts as a Submarine. Even if you don't, there is much wreckage in the Mississippi to support the theory of Confederate subs during the American Civil War, all of the above predate this thingamabob.

  5. April 4, 2012 at 15:52

    Infographics, where graphics matter, not info.
    * John Philip Holland was an Irish engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, the Holland 1.
    * In 1767 Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England. So, NOT Robert Percival in 1800.
    * Renault FT-17, the first tank with a "modern" configuration (lots of tanks existed before) was on service since 1917. So, NOT Irish first tank in 1918
    * The ejection seat seems legit.
    * Milk chocolate was developed in Switzerland by a Swiss. Hans Sloan just made popular drinking hot chocolate with milk instead of water.

  6. April 4, 2012 at 15:52

    Infographics, where graphics matter, not info.
    * John Philip Holland was an Irish engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy, and the first Royal Navy submarine, the Holland 1.
    * In 1767 Joseph Priestley invented carbonated water when he first discovered a method of infusing water with carbon dioxide when he suspended a bowl of water above a beer vat at a local brewery in Leeds, England. So, NOT Robert Percival in 1800.
    * Renault FT-17, the first tank with a "modern" configuration (lots of tanks existed before) was on service since 1917. So, NOT Irish first tank in 1918
    * The ejection seat seems legit.
    * Milk chocolate was developed in Switzerland by a Swiss. Hans Sloan just made popular drinking hot chocolate with milk instead of water.

  7. April 4, 2012 at 16:01

    +Víktor Bautista i Roca emphasis should be on formally commissioned, not first submarine. The Royal Navy didn't exactly commission much of the Rebel Army's ad-hoc stuff like The Turtle. Heck even the Confederate efforts were a shot in the dark, surprising that they didn't kill a bunch of their own folks pulling it off.

  8. April 4, 2012 at 16:01

    +Víktor Bautista i Roca emphasis should be on formally commissioned, not first submarine. The Royal Navy didn't exactly commission much of the Rebel Army's ad-hoc stuff like The Turtle. Heck even the Confederate efforts were a shot in the dark, surprising that they didn't kill a bunch of their own folks pulling it off.

  9. April 4, 2012 at 16:21

    +Dave Grega I don't get what you mean.

  10. April 4, 2012 at 16:21

    +Dave Grega I don't get what you mean.

  11. April 4, 2012 at 16:40

    so in summary: the irish, good for nothing :)

  12. April 4, 2012 at 16:40

    so in summary: the irish, good for nothing :)

  13. April 4, 2012 at 18:56

    +Víktor Bautista i Roca The article is wrong about who built the first submarine. Not only that, it's wrong by over a hundred years and 2 wars in which submarines participated.

  14. April 4, 2012 at 19:47

    +Dave Grega Yes, I know. That's why I say they care about the "graphic" part, but not the "info". And why I've put the submarine in the list of mistakes they have made. It was not the first submarine, but the first commissioned by the Royal Navy. So, I still don't get what you meant.

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